New Delhi, March 9,: Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla on Sunday criticized the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party over the controversy seen within the party over the distribution of Lok Sabha seats amongst its top partymen.
“As per media reports the ongoing bickering amongst senior leaders in BJP over whether its prime ministerial candidate is going to fight from Varanasi or not is sending wrong signals across the country. We are not bothered about what is happening inside BJP which is an internal matter altogether. Throughout, last five years, BJP was shouting from the roof top on corruption and fighting corrupt leaders. Now, that these tainted leaders are joining its fold does that mean their sins are all washed away in Ganges.”
According to reports, internal wrangling within the BJP leadership over the selection of candidates for some seats and decision on alliances came to the fore at the party’s central election committee meeting on Saturday. Senior leader Murli Manohar Joshi reportedly expressed his anxiety and sought clarity that he may lose his Varanasi seat to the party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. (ANI)